Clifford Tsuyoshi Baker

Pain Management , Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

(623) 777-4747

Novaspine Pain Institute
13203 N 103rd Ave Ste H5
Sun City, AZ 85351

Overview

Dr. Clifford Baker and Dr. David Tom established NovaSpine Pain Institute to provide a center of excellence for spine, arthritis care and chronic pain management. The practice focuses on compassionate, comprehensive care that is specific to each patient’s unique condition. Dr. Baker specializes in interventional spine and pain management and utilizes the most advanced techniques in interventional spine treatments and injections, including radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulators, and kyphoplasties. He performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS) to assist in the diagnosis and management of painful nerve conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Arizona, Dr. Baker continued to do research in microbiology at the University of Arizona and was awarded a NASA Space grant to study the effects of microgravity on the immune system. He then received his Medical Degree at the University of Arizona in 2010 and went on to Loma Linda University Medical Center for his Internship and Residency in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. During his internship in Internal Medicine, he was honored with the “Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award” for his compassionate care and work ethic. He also served as Chief Resident during his residency and served on several committees to improve the residency program and education training for future residents. Subsequently, he completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Interventional Spine & Pain Management which involves extensive training in all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders and painful conditions. The distinction of being an ACGME Board-Certified Pain Management physician is important for patients to understand. There are many practicing physicians in pain management who are not Board-Certified and thus have not gone through the necessary training and rigorous standards for testing that are required by the ACGME Board. Our physicians at the NovaSpine Pain Institute are all ACGME-Board Certified in good standing. Dr. Baker is actively engaged in the community, having served at the Commitment to Underserved People Program (CUP), providing health care services to underserved communities. He devoted his time, expertise, and support to patients and their families suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the Alzheimer's Association of Tucson. Dr. Baker is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM & R), American Association of Neuromuscular andElectrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS).

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 16 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Arizona College Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 2005

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • Banner Del E Webb Medical Center

Specialties: Pain Management , Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PPO/EPO Statewide
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

Baker's Office Information

Fax: (623) 377-7474
Website: www.novaspine.net
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sun-

Doctor Baker's Other Office Information

Novaspine Pain Institute
1684 E Boston St Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(623) 777-4747

Fax:(623) 377-7474
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Valley Surgicalist Group
6120 W Bell Rd Ste 130
Glendale, AZ 85308
(480) 835-0709

Fax:(623) 359-4225
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Nova Spine Pain Institute
13203 N 103rd Ave Ste H4
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 777-4747

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Fax:
Website:novaspine.net/
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Novaspine Pain Institute PLC
1684 East Boston Street
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

NovaSpine Pain Institute PLC
14300 W Granite Valley Dr Ste A1
Sun City West, AZ 85375
(623) 777-4747

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat12:00 PM-12:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-12:00 PM

Novaspine Pain Institute
16620 N 48TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85032
(623) 428-0333

Fax:
Website:www.novaspine.net
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Novaspine Pain Institute
3615 S Rome St
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Fax:
Website:www.arizonapremiersurgery.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-